66-year-old cyclist fatally struck in Avon Lake, driver charged after fleeing the scene
AVON LAKE, Ohio (WOIO) - Avon Lake police released the name of the cyclist who was struck and killed
on June 6 while riding his bike.
Richard “Randy” Knilans died from his injuries sustained in the crash after being transported by Life Flight, according to police.
Police said the man was cycling on Lake Road just west of Miller Road on Thursday, June 6, when he was hit by a car that fled the scene at about 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
Responding officers reportedly found the man on the sidewalk.
His name is being withheld by the Avon Lake Police Department as a courtesy to family members who have yet to be notified.
Sheffield Lake Police located the suspect and apprehended her.
Avon Lake Police identified the driver as 64-year-old Sharan A. Carr of Sheffield Lake.
Carr has been formally charged with aggravated vehicular homicide, hit skip, reasonable control, and operating a vehicle under the influence.
Carr appeared in Avon Lake Municipal Court this afternoon where her bond was set at $100,000.
Her preliminary hearing is set for June 13 at 10 a.m.
In the wake of this tragedy, the Avon Lake Police Department sent out an important reminder for all drivers:
As 19 News gets more information from the Avon Lake Police Department we will update the story.
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